Charlie undertakes work across the full breadth of personal injury law. He combines advisory and drafting work with a busy court practice, predominantly at multi-track level. He advises on case strategy, liability and quantum, in addition to drafting pleadings for all level of injuries. He is able to turn papers round at short notice.
He has particular expertise in employers’ liability, public liability and defective product litigation. He is often asked to advise on discrete areas of law (that can overlap with his commercial litigation practice), as well as case management as a whole.
Charlie’s court practice includes regular attendance at:
- Multi-track trials;
- Case and Cost Management Conferences (CCMCs);
- Interim hearings and applications.
Charlie also undertakes tribunal work, and regularly appears for appellants in the First-Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation).
He adopts a flexible approach to his practice, and is happy to provide informal advice by telephone or email during any stage of proceedings.
Recent examples of multi-track work include:
- Representing a severely brain-injured claimant at a JSM following a fall outside his shop. Liability, contributory negligence and quantum were in dispute. The matter successfully settled at the JSM for a six-figure sum;
- Advising a claimant who suffered a life-changing fracture following a fall down a flight of outdoor stairs, involving occupational health and safety experts;
- Representing the appellant in an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal. The CICA initially awarded the appellant £11,000 for her injuries, and nothing for loss of earnings. On appeal, the Tribunal awarded her £22,000 for her injuries, and loss of earnings of £113,103.
- Representing a claimant at trial who suffered a severe hand crush injury, following allegations of a failure to follow training, a failure to wear appropriate PPE and dishonesty.